Vintage House of the Week #5

Monrovia San Gabriel Altadena Highland Park Vintage Houses For Sale

Welcome to this weeks edition of Houses we love.  This week we will explore and 1887 Queen Anne Cottage, a San Gabriel Mid Century fixer, a Highland Park Hipster retreat, and an adorable Altadena cottage.  Are you ready?


If you have ever dreamed of living in a Historic Queen Anne Cottage, boy do I have one for you.  Nestled in the beautiful city of Monrovia is this 1887 (that's when Monrovia was established) Queen Anne.  With period details throughout, you can't help but feel like you live in a museum.  The backyard also feels like an english garden, perfect for a tea party.  The best part is the tax break since this house qualifies for the Historic Mills Act.  Extra Score!!!  You can have this piece of history for $759,000.


CALLING ALL VINTAGE FLIPPERS!  Yeah thats right, I'm talking to you!  Look we all know we have a major obsession with HGTV and shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and Vintage Flip, but have you ever wanted to get your inner DIY Diva out and flip a house of your own?  Okay, maybe not flip, but renovate exactly to your liking.  We know Joanna Gaines produces beautiful homes all day long, so why not you?  This 1950's Ranch is almost 2000 square feet and sit just blocks away from desirable San Marino.  I see tons of potential in this house, and I'm sure there is beautiful hardwood floors underneath that dated carpet.  So are you ready to embark on this journey?  This San Gabriel house is priced below market and can be yours for $850,000.

Next up is this adorable Hipster retreat nestled in the hills of Highland Park with compelling views of the local hills and San Gabriels.   This place has been completed redone with  new wide planked hickory floors, sleek white cabinetry, black quartz countertops, stainless appliances and walk-in pantry.  There is no need to worry about upgrading the electrical and plumbing because that has been done for you too.  Even the  windows have been replaced and new recessed lighting and fixtures added. What's really cool about this retreat is if you need a home office or studio there are 2 additional bonus spaces you can use.  One adjacent to kitchen w/laundry hook-ups is large enough to be a guest room or media space. The other, is accessed from the yard.  And if you are in water saving mode, drought tolerant front landscaping and terraced hardscaped backyard complete the picture.  This beauty is offered at $629,000.


Looking for a great little family home?  Maybe with extended family?  This house in Altadena is ready to move in with gorgeous hardwood floors, a renovated kitchen, baths, and a guest house.  The upstairs is a master retreat with a den so that mommy and daddy can have some alone space.  Haha!  (I think I'm day dreaming).  This house is so bright and cheery and ready for you to move right on in.  Priced at $769,000.

As you all know I love vintage houses and I would love to help you find your dream vintage home.  Please contact me at 626.437.4177 or to schedule a showing.

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